Books: Bobbed Life

WOMEN LIVE Too LONG—Vina Delmar —Earcourt, Brace ($2).— Rental libraries are rapidly popularizing the kind of novels that Mrs. Horatio Alger, had she existed, would probably have longed to write. If Horatio's city boys were exemplary, the city girls of Mrs. Vina Delmar Alger are examples. While his boys swarmed up the ladders of success, her girls skid softly down self-greased ways to hell. His boys could not tell sex from a horsecar, her girls know skyscrapers are phallic. Though writing in this general drift (Bad Girl, Loose Ladies, Kept Woman], Authoress Delmar...

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